Police use Narcan spray to assist man

Naloxone has been a long-standing weapon in the fight against overdose deaths. Since 2016, it is available in Ontario and Quebec as a nasal spray called NARCAN. Anyone can ask for a free naloxone kit at their local pharmacy. The palm-size kit comes with two nasal spray applicators that each contain a 4 milligram dose. GETTY IMAGES

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The quick actions of police and emergency services are being credited with helping a man experiencing symptoms of an opioid overdose.

A 28-year-old woman contacted 911 early Sunday to report her acquaintance, a 32-year-old man, was overdosing on fentanyl, Chatham-Kent police said.

Emergency services were sent to the location. The man was experiencing symptoms consistent with an opioid overdose, so police administered Narcan spray as a first-aid measure.

Paramedics arrived shortly after and rushed the man to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for further treatment.

The area was searched and no illicit drugs were located, police added.

Theft and possession of stolen property charges

A male suspect allegedly took approximately $450 worth of items from a Chatham business Friday and fled the area.

Video surveillance helped identify a suspect and, on Saturday, he was located and arrested. He was released from custody with conditions and a court date.

Warrant arrest

Police visited a Chatham address Saturday for a compliance of bail conditions check.

The subject of the check was found to be in compliance.

However, a 45-year-old man was also there who had an outstanding warrant for forgery, fraud, uttering a forged document and possession of stolen property.

He was arrested and held for bail.

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